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Dumaguete

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on January 12, 2014 in musings, Photos |

I went to Dumaguete with some relatives of mine this past week. Internet connection was spotty at the resort, so I’m doing a long post to make up for all the days I wasn’t able to post for my pictures.

Sunday night before we left, Tito Louie, Jet, and Denise celebrated their birthday at their house. It was also Javee’s despedida. And a party to welcome Tita Naty, Tito Tony, Regina, and Asher to the Philippines.

They had F.I.M. (Friends in Music) perform at their house to celebrate.

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Friends in Music, Jett Pangan, Liza Robinson, [I don’t remember his name. If you know him, please let me know so I can update the post.], Teenee Chan, Michael Stuart Williams, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, and Rem Zamora.

Reggie with Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo

Reggie with Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo

Monday we went to Dumaguete via NAIA Terminal 3.

Our plane being loaded with baggage.

Our plane being loaded with baggage.

We stayed at Atmosphere Resort in Dauin, Dumaguete.

Our room at Atmosphere Resort.

Our room at Atmosphere Resort.

Tuesday we went to Apo Island, but forgot to bring an underwater camera. We saw sea turtles while we were snorkeling. After lunch, we did some exploring on the island.

Apo Island beach

Apo Island beach. Pretty rocky, but worthwhile snorkeling.

 

Another part of the island. Still very rocky.

Another part of the island. Still very rocky.

 

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Regina and Jo on the boat.

 

Part of rock face on island.

Part of rock face on island.

Some of us hiked to the lighthouse. The locals said it was about 300+ steps. That was so way off the mark! It felt like 1,000 steps at least!

We made it to the lighthouse! Tito Louie, Leal, Tito Tony, and Mariko.

We made it to the lighthouse! Tito Louie, Leal, Tito Tony C., and Mariko.

There were two lighthouses. One was in ruins. Leal tried climbing it but it was too rickety for her to reach the top.

Nope, not going up.

Nope, not going up

There was an another structure she did climb. I’m guessing it to be an antenna of some sort.

See, a better view!

See, a better view!

 

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The view from the top.

 

My selfie.

My selfie.

Wednesday, most of the group went to Siquijor. I had already gone there when Nicky and Junjay got married, so I decided to stay with Tita Berna in the resort and have lunch at Lab-as in Dumaguete City. They have really good seafood. It’s worth the drive from the resort. 

Table setting at Lab-as.

Table setting at Lab-as.

Thursday, we decided to hang around at the resort.

Asher having breakfast.

Asher having breakfast.

We did go back to town to have dinner at an ihawan. There is a reason I’m forgetting the name. 

The rice part of the menu made me laugh.

The rice part of the menu made me laugh.

 

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Tito Tony C., Mariko, Tita Naty, and Tito Louie.

Friday morning, I found this cute mushroom growing in front of our suite in the resort.

Pretty to look at, but I'm not sure it's edible.

I’m not sure it’s edible.

We drove around town before heading to the airport. 

Rizal Avenue view. Their boardwalk is very pretty and clean. I wish Roxas Boulevard was this clean.

Rizal Avenue view. Their boardwalk is very pretty and clean. I wish Roxas Boulevard was this clean.

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